SPORTS DIGEST || 10-mile race set for Sunday
10-mile race set for Sunday
Second Sole will hold the Run Y-Town 10-miler at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
The race begins and ends at Second Sole, 755 Boardman-Canfield Rd., and the course is almost completely in Mill Creek Park. Race-day registration is $45 with proceeds going toward the Alzheimer’s Association in Canfield.
For information, call 330-758-8708 or visit runYtown.com.
Reporting prep results
Coaches and statisticians are encouraged to report prep results by 10 p.m. via email (email@example.com), fax (330-747-6712) or phone (330-747-1478).
Emails and faxes are strongly preferred.
Prep football statistics
In order to include a football team’s statistical leaders in the weekly list featured in the Blitz, both in print and online, coaches and/or statisticians should report their updated statistics by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Email stats to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax them to 330-747-6712, attention Doug Chapin.
Sharon Speedway returns to action on Saturday evening with a Steel Valley Thunder program.
The card features the Governor Insurance Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods and Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks.
Race time is 7 p.m.
Gilbert wins Vuelta stage, Nibali keeps lead
World champion Philippe Gilbert won the 12th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Thursday, and Vincenzo Nibali retained the leader’s jersey.
Gilbert, a Belgian riding for BMC, caught Edvald Boasson and moved past him in the final yards to cross first in the 102-mile stage from Maella to Tarragona on the Mediterranean coast.
Nibali provisionally maintained a 31-second lead over Nicolas Roche.
The 13th stage today remains in the northeastern region of Catalonia for a second straight flat stage, a 105-mile route from Valls to Castelldefels. The three-week race then heads back into the mountains for a trilogy of stages in the Pyrenees.
Angerer captures European player award
Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer won the inaugural Best Women Player in Europe award on Thursday.
Angerer, who will start her professional career in the United States next year, topped Germany teammate Lena Goessling and Swedish forward Lotta Schelin.
Angerer saved two penalties in the 2013 European Championship final in July, helping Germany defeat Norway 1-0.
The 34-year-old goalkeeper will play in Australia for Brisbane Roar before joining a U.S. team in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Angerer says “it’s not official yet which team I will play for, but I will start 2014 in the U.S.”
She won the UEFA award in a vote of journalists from a 10-player shortlist created by coaches from Euro 2013 and women’s Champions League teams.
Fast catamarans to race at America’s Cup
Super fast and always just a mistake away from mayhem, the boats will be the stars when the 34th America’s Cup starts Saturday between defending champion Oracle Team USA and challenger Emirates Team New Zealand.
The 72-foot catamarans are powered by 131-foot mainsails that look and perform like jetliner wings. When the boats reach “takeoff speed,” both hulls pop out of the water on hydrofoils and fly across the tops of the waves on San Francisco Bay.
Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill likens the sensation to a turbo boost.
Vindicator staff/wire reports